International Trade

With our global reach and expertise in International Trade we have the knowledge and expertise to assist our clients expanding across the globe.
Our services representing our international team's depth of knowledge
Business advisory
International tax
VAT and Duty
Global mobility
Expanding overseas
Exporting / importing
Outsourcing / compliance
Business advisory

International trade is challenging and constantly evolving. Our team can help advise your business so that it can avoid costly mistakes by providing the following services to your business.

  • Preparation of business plans and forecasts.
  • Accounting systems and processes.
  • Improved management information and performance monitoring.
  • Buying or selling businesses.
  • Raising finance.
  • Exit and succession planning.
  • Structuring and restructuring your business.
  • Shareholder agreements.

Business Lifecycle

We help clients at every stage of their business lifecycle to achieve their goals. Our lifecyle pages outline how we can help you.

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International tax

Careful tax planning and regular advice is key to being a successful international business in a rapidly changing climate.

  • Tax implications of trading overseas.
  • Planning expansion overseas.
  • Monitoring overseas group companies’ tax compliance.
  • Full international corporate tax compliance service throughout our global network, Crowe Global.
  • Corporate tax advice on cross border acquisitions, disposals, mergers, corporate reorganisations and demergers.
 
  • Negotiating with HMRC on difficult and important business matters, and handling tax enquiries on your behalf.
  • Preparing and reviewing tax provisions and tax disclosure for company and consolidated accounts.
  • Optimising for allowances.
  • Optimising available reliefs.

Our insight 'What a no deal Brexit means for withholding taxes' outlines the scenario many businesses and individuals may face.

VAT and Duty

VAT and Duty is a complex area and without the right advice can result in a significant additional cost and administrative burden to businesses.

  • VAT and Duty implications of international transactions.
  • International registration requirements.
  • Avoidance of unwelcome VAT and Duty cost.
  • VAT and Duty on overseas sales.
 
  • VAT reviews.
  • Training.
  • Compliance.
  • Manuals for finance and non-finance staff.

Read our insight on Important VAT changes affecting importers of goods into the UK to ensure you are making the correct payment and recovery of import VAT.


Global mobility

We advise organisations on the issues they face when employees’ roles cross borders and their people or their operations operate across international jurisdictions.

  • Short-term business visitors.
  • Non-resident directors and NEDs.
  • Cross border terminations – tax and payroll advice.
  • Cross Border trailing, deferred compensation and share incentives compliance.
  • Shadow payrolls.
  • Compensation accumulation and reporting.
 
  • Income tax return preparation.
  • Year end/monthly payroll and expenses reporting.
  • People related corporate tax (permanent establishment) considerations.
  • Tax briefings for employees.
  • Social security certificate of coverage applications.
  • Assets and bank account reporting (FACTA and FBARs).

Mobility Mondays

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Every Monday, our Global Mobility team cover a concept of mobility explaining what it means in everyday terms - simplyfying the jargon and the technical language.  

Read more on Mobility Mondays covering the issues you may face.


Expanding overseas

Expanding overseas can seem a daunting task, but our experienced team at Crowe can help simplify the process.

  • Preparation of business plans and forecasts.
  • Raising finance.
  • Structuring and restructuring your business.
  • Advising you on the tax implications of expanding overseas.
  • Corporate tax advice on cross border acquisitions, disposals, mergers, corporate reorganisations and demergers.
  • Full international corporate tax compliance service throughout our global network, Crowe Global.
  • International registration requirements.
  • Avoidance of unwelcome VAT and Duty cost.
  • People related corporate tax (permanent establishment) considerations.
 
  • Advising non-resident directors and NEDs.
  • Cross border terminations – tax / payroll advice.
  • Cross Border trailing, deferred compensation and share incentives compliance.
  • Business registrations, registered office and company secretarial services.
  • Expatriate tax services.
  • Audit of international groups.
  • International tax compliance.
  • Introduction to local professionals via Crowe Global.
Exporting / importing

Exporting and Importing can appear daunting. Our team at Crowe in the UK, alongside our colleagues at Crowe Global, can provide support.

  • VAT and Duty implications of international transactions.
  • Preparation of business plans and forecasts.
  • Advice on accounting systems and processes.
  • help with raising finance to cover extended working capital requirements.
 
  • Tax advice on cross border transactions.
  • International registration requirements.
  • Avoidance of unwelcome VAT and Duty cost.
  • VAT and Duty on overseas sales.

Outsourcing / compliance

Whether you are a large or small business setting up a new branch or entity in the UK or overseas, Crowe can support you and allow you to focus on running your business.

  • Business registrations, registered office and company secretarial.
  • Corporate structure advice.
  • Fully outsourced bookkeeping and accountancy.
  • Bank account management.
  • Management reporting.
  • Tax compliance returns.
  • Payroll, HR, reward.
 
  • Stock options.
  • Expatriate tax.
  • Immigration and global mobility.
  • Year-end statutory financial statements and audit.
  • Bookkeeping and back office functions.
  • Audit of international groups.
  • International tax compliance.

Our global insights

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You can find out about trading globally in our Global View newsletter.

Crowe HR advisory write a monthly updated on International labour law, outlining the latest rights and duties for employees and employers.  


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Providing global coverage through our Crowe Global network.

About us

Working with Crowe, our global network ranked 8th in the world, we support your International Trade through the provision of advisory and compliance services and through access to our contacts which operate in the sector. We strive to go beyond accounting to truly support you and help your business prosper. 

Contact us

Darren Rigden
Darren Rigden
Partner, Audit and Business Solutions
Kent